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There are many parks to visit in Beijing, ranging from traditional Chinese gardens to modern theme parks with state-of-the-art attractions and rides.
For family fun and thrills, the Beijing Amusement Park is hard to beat, while for tranquillity and stunning temples, Beihai Park is worth visiting and is an impressive imperial garden on the north-western side of the Forbidden City, boasting an appealing waterfront setting.
Other peaceful, Chinese gardens can be found within Zhongshan Park, Yu Yuan Tan Park, Hong Ling Jin Park and the outstanding Beijing Botanical Garden. Below are the city's most popular gardens and parks.
Purple Bambaoo Park
Purple Bamboo Park is one of the seven largest parks in Beijing. It is situated at the southern end of Baishiqiao Road, with its eastern gate directly across the street from Capital Gymnasium.
Beijng Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park
Parts of the city wall in the park have been reconstructed from the original bricks of the wall that had been "borrowed" by some of the residence owners when they built their own houses along the wall.
One of the city's best kept secrets, this park, with its lotus-laden lake and ample bamboo, is a prime spot for picnicking.
Longtan Park is located about 1.5 km east of the Temple of Heaven. Next to the west side of Longtan Park is the Beijing Amusement Park that features a ferris wheel and other rides.
Chinese Ethnic Culture Park
This striking north Beijing attraction features 55 village gardens designed in the folk styles of 55 Chinese ethnic groups. Performances are held nearly every day and there are regular festivals.
The water park in Qingnianhu Park takes 15000 sq/m and has altogether 13 waterslides, mushroom shaped pools for kids, man-made waterfalls
Changpuhe is also called Waijinshuihe, a pretty, renovated river park lying to the east of the Forbidden City. It was neglected, and for a long time lay hidden under stone slabs and warehouses.
Lianhuachi Lotus Park
It was redesigned in the late 1980s with a large lake and interesting features, including places to exercise, relax and have fun. It is a peaceful place to take a walk. It covers an area of 45 hectares (110 acres).
Rendinghu is shielded from the city's bustle and noise. You'll find indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
Ditan means Temple of the Earth, and it was here that emperors would make sacrifices to please the earth gods. Built in 1530, the temple is set in this sleepy wooded park in the northeast of the city.
Yuetan Park was built in Ming dynasty Jiajing period in 1530, and it used to be the place that the Ming and Qing Emperors used to sacrifice the Queen of Night. At present, it is one of the classic gardens in the capital and also belongs to one of the famous Five Altars and Eight Temples in Beijing.
Zhongshan Park at beijingguide2008.com, containing pictures and introductions.
Temple of Heaven Park
The Temple of Heaven is a worthwhile visiting place in Beijing. The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven.
Yuanmingyuan (Garden of perfect splendor) is renowned throughout the world for its fabled charms and association with Chinese modern history. Extolled as the "Garden of Gardens" and the "Versailles of the East" during its heyday.
Parks for Kids
Sun Park, named Chaoyang Park, is one of the biggest and most beautiful parks of Beijing, offering all kinds of entertainment equipments to enjoy kids.
Beijing Happy Valley
Beijing Happy Valley is an amusement park in Beijing, which is located in the east of Beijing.
Beijing Aquarium, the world's largest inland aquarium, is located on the north bank of the Chang River within the Beijing Zoo. It covers 120,000 square meters with a construction area of 42,000 square meters and integrates marine animals watching, scientific education and entertainment into a whole body.
Beijng Amusement Park
Located by Dragon pool Lake near the Temple of Heaven ,the Beijing Amusement Park covers an area of 500,000 square meters ,one fifth of which is water ,The amusements are on a central island ,connected to the surrounding area by 11bridges .
Beijing World Park
The Beijing World Park, located in southwestern Fengtai District, is 17 kilometers from Tian'anmen and 40 kilometers from the Capital International Airport. The park has 100 world-famous man-made and natural attractions from nearly 50 countries throughout the world
The Beijing Planetarium is a National first-level natural science museum. Its main purpose is to popularize science and to hold exhibitions.
Dong Da Li Zhuang Chao Yang Men Wai Avenue, Beijing 100025, China
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Beijing International Sculpture Park
The park is dedicated in collecting and exhibiting national and foreign sculptures. It combines sculpture exhibiting, researching, popularizing, entertaining, touring together, is a multi-functional park.
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Great Wall Tour
"He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man" Mao Zedong. You are on the right page of the Great Wall Tour & Guide around Beijing. Hiking the Great Wall is a must-do activity for every first time and even regular visitor in Beijing.
Beijing Tour Packages
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Beijing Day Tours
On this page, we have listed about 20 Beijing private day tours for you to match your personal Beijing travel request. With the help of your private tour guide and driver, you'll receive more personal care and in-depth interaction, which you will never find from other standardized group travel.
Beijing Group Tours
Each morning, we will pick you up from your midtown hotel, then you will go visit the major attractions together with other tourists. Groups are kept to about 10 passengers in a comfortable modern 22-seat coach with professional English speaking tour guide.
Beijing Car Rental
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Beijing Travel Service
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Beijing Side Trips
If you are going to have a lifetime or just a regular trip to Beijing, we advise you to tear yourself away from the capital Beijing for a day ,or two or even more days to explore some of the easily accessible and wonderfully memorable spots and cities starting from and back to the capital city.